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Performing Arts - Musical Theatre (Extended) Diploma Level 3

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Course overview

Focus on your studies on musical theatre and refine your skills in singing, dancing and acting whilst advancing your individuality and performance technique. You will study a variety of units including: singing techniques, rehearsal techniques principles of acting, story telling as a performance, devising plays, ballet, jazz, urban dance and performing arts as a business. You will undertake an additional LAMDA qualification to support your progression to sought after universities and develop your performance skills. LAMDA qualifications are recognised by UCAS and contribute towards your points calculation. This course is 100% coursework based. This course will be taught by our partners at The Eastern School of Performing Arts. 


Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English and maths, and a successful audition at one of our audition days.

Additional Information

You will be expected to commit to rehearsal schedules and some additional hours in order to gain experience within the theatre school. There will also be the opportunity for work experience in both teaching and performing. You will be required to wear theatre school uniform for classes and have black plimsolls or jazz trainers. There may be some additional costs to cover theatre trips, official scripts and professional workshops. The course is run in collaboration with Wildcats Theatre School. Wildcats are an award winning team of teachers and performers who work with children from the age of 4 to adults developing musical theatre skills. They have performed in many prestigious venues such as Her Majesty’s Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall and have a lot of experience and expertise to offer the students undertaking this course.

Potential Future Career

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to the HND in Performing Arts at The Eastern School of Performing Arts or study at prestigious performing arts schools. Previous students have gone on to study at establishments such as: Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, Italia Conti, Liverpool Theatre School, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Stella Mann..


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Studying music has given me the opportunity to progress onto a degree study my dream career at University — Music Composition!

Felix Colbert



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